Mothering Sunday: Josh O’Connor’s Sexy Period Drama, Sets Awards-Season November Release

Josh O’Connor’s Sexy Period Drama, Sets Awards-Season November Release

Mothering Sunday
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Mothering Sunday, Eva Husson’s historical drama which debuted to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival and is headed to Toronto in September, has been set for a November 19 theatrical release from Sony Pictures Classics.

The film, which played to strong reviews, stars Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Patsy Ferran, Emma D’Arcy, Glenda Jackson, Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.

Lady Macbeth scribe Alice Birch wrote the screenplay, based on Graham Swift’s novel.

The film outlines a forbidden upstairs-downstairs romance: “On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day.

Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover.

Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house near by, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.”